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Asus U30JC Notebook Review

 

Last updated on May 28, 2011

ASUS launch of  U30JC notebook has generated generally positive feedback from the users. The notebook comes with NVIDIA Optimus switchable graphics that provides its users excellent gaming experience. It has a long battery life compared to its competitor which is definitely an added advantage for those who work for long hours on their laptop. Here is ASUS u30Jc review

The prices has gone down to as low as $609 from the peak of $899 ( when it was launched).

 

Specification, build and design of ASUS U30JC

Asus U30JC appears little heavier than its predecessor Asus UL30A-A1, which is due to addition of optical drive. The bigger look of the chassis of Asus U30J might be due to dedicated graphics card but it didn’t increase the notebook size notably. The keyboard of Asus U30JC notebook is chicklet style and comfortable to use. Palm rest is also very comfortable.

Asus U30JC is powered by Intel Core i3-350M processor which provides great performance. The operating system is 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium. Asus U30J comes with 13.3 inches LED backlit display with resolution of 1366 x 768 which provides good color and contrast.

One of the greatest features of this notebook model is its graphics. It comes with Intel GMA HD incorporated with NVIDIA Optimus The notebook works great in both graphics mode. Even in NVIDIA mode, the user can make changes to 3D-specific applications and select between default global setting, integrated graphics, or dedicated graphics. But NVIDIA GeForce 310M dedicated graphics is just great for gaming purpose.

As expecte,d Asus U30JC also comes with multiple ports and other connectivity features which consists of  HDMI and VGA port and have 3 USB ports apart from LAN and audio ports.Asus U30JC also integrated with a spring-loaded flush-mount SD-card slot, useful for increasing storage capacity. You don’t need to take out the card while placing it in carry bag.

It’s also equipped with DVD burner for those who require burning DVD or software installation.

Asus U30JC incorporates with 320GB Hitachi Travel star 5K500.B hard drive which gives user enough disk space.

If you are considering battery,  then ASUS U30J’ s 8-cell 15V 5600mAh 84WHr Battery claimed to provide 10 hours long battery life which quite impressive than other similar system.

Pros

Great performance with Intel Core i3 CPU
High Graphics performance

long battery hours

Cons
no Bluetooth.
Excessively heavy for a 13 inch screen

Final thought

At $900, Asus U30JC provide you high graphic performance with long battery life but it lacks Bluetooth or e SATA port which is very much common  now a days in notebooks. There is no alternative for adding up mobile broadband. For mobile broadband connectivity you need USB 3G antenna. But With Intel Core i3-350M processor and NVIDIA Optimus it is performing great.

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